#AztecWBB Seeks Outright MW Title at Air Force
March 5, 2013
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's basketball team looks to secure its second consecutive outright Mountain West regular-season championship on Wednesday when it returns to the Front Range to battle the Air Force Academy beginning at 7 p.m. MT (6 p.m. PT).
The Aztecs are receiving votes in both the AP rankings and USA Today coaches poll. SDSU has appeared in the coaches poll for five straight weeks and has cracked the last four AP polls.
In program history, The Aztecs have finished first in regular-season conference play on six occasions (1994, 1995, 1997, 2009, 2012, 2013), all under the direction of current head coach Beth Burns.
San Diego State (22-5, 13-1 MW) at Air Force (4-23, 3-11 MW) Game Information
-When & Where: Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Clune Arena (5,843), USAF Academy, Colo., 7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT.
-Live Media: A live audio webcast featuring Chris Ello, as well as live stats will be available on goaztecs.com.
-SDSU Head Coach Beth Burns: Burns (Ohio Wesleyan, 1979) is in the eighth year of her second stint as head coach at San Diego State. She led the Aztecs for eight seasons from 1989 to 1997, before returning in 2005. She has an overall head coaching record of 371-249 in 21 seasons, and she is 290-184 in her 16 campaigns at SDSU.
-Air Force Head Coach Andrea Williams: Williams, (Edinboro, 1994) is in her third season at the Academy and fifth as a head coach. Her current record with the Falcons is 19-69, while her overall mark stands at 31-104, including a two-year stint at Waynesburg State (Pa.) from 1997-99.
-Series History: San Diego State has won five straight against Air Force and leads the all-time series 26-6. The Aztecs prevailed by a 68-46 count in the last meeting between the two teams on Feb. 2.
-Up Next: SDSU closes off its regular-season slate on Saturday when it plays host to Boise State at Viejas Arena starting at 2 p.m. PT. Prior to the game, Aztecs will hold Senior Day festivities, recognizing the accomplishments of Gabrielle Clark, Courtney Clements, Chelsea Hopkins, Malia Nahinu and Niki Novak.